Council pleads for more people to take interest

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VILLAGERS are being urged to step forward by a parish council short of representatives.

Wigginton Parish Council appealed for more people to come onto come onto the committee.

“We do need further volunteers to stand on the council,” said chairman Steve Cannon at the council’s annual parish meeting on Tuesday night.

He said a couple of people have expressed an interest, but the council would still be short of its full seven-seat allocation.

Mr Cannon urged people to come forward by explaining what the council does. He added: “If the parish council did not exist I do not think the sports field would have been acquired for the village.

“We wouldn’t have had the play area.

“We want to do something for the community and put something back into it.”

Mr Cannon, Claire Phillips, Barbara Burch and David Davies are the four left on the council, after the parish had an uncontested election last month.

He thanked Peter Barfield, who retired from the council after 27 years, Ray Desborough, who had retired but returned to fill a vacancy before retiring again and other councillors who stepped down Julie Nash and David Blair.